ISTA Faculty

Meet our Faculty from across the globe: (see get involved to join the team)



Destin Gerek: The Erotic Rockstar

An internationally recognized expert on the Energetics of Sex, he is a California State Certified Somatic Sexologist through the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, an Erotic Empowerment Coach, and an Erotic Performer and Artist. An erotic educator for well over a decade, Destin has taken all that he's learned, studied, and explored, and integrated it fully into his being, such that he really walks his talk.




A leading educator for dakas and dakini, Triambika is dedicated to bringing global awareness to the awakened teachings of sacred sexuality. With focused intention, intuition, her passion and grace shine from within as she invites her students fully blossom to their greatest ecstatic potential.



Andrew Barnes

is an internationally acclaimed Tantric relationship, sexuality and orgasm coach, author, speaker and Daka, who specialises in educating individuals/couples about new concepts in life, intimacy and sexuality to awaken personal revelation and vibrational transformation.



Baba Dez Nichols

is an Internationally renowned speaker and teacher, Daka, author, singer-songwriter, and transformational guide, trained in the Sacred Temple Arts to share, inspire, and support others in their integration of the divine masculine and feminine (Shiva/Shakti) energies within.  He is currently on tour promoting the release of his documentary Sex Magic, his book Sacred Sexual Healing: The Shaman Method of Sex Magic and his music CD Thank the Moon.



Janine McDonald

has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 20 years as a practitioner, course facilitator, healer and teacher. She has a busy naturopathic clinic in Inverell, Australia, facilitates sacred sexuality courses, does intimacy coaching, is an international presenter and author of The Clearing Generation. Janine currently offers Sexuality and the dark moon workshops, Sacred Woman courses, Red Tent circle and Reclaiming the dark goddess and Temple Priestess healing sessions. Janine has an Ad Dip App Sc (Nat) and has done post graduate courses in Bioenergetic Medicine, Emotional Freedom Technique, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Tantra, Sacred Sexuality and Sexual healing in Australia and the United States, is a Temple Priestess, and is a certified Tantra Practitioner through Hawaiian School of Tantra.



Robert Silber

Since entering the realm of conscious sensuality, he has studied and taught with the Network for New Culture, One Taste, Essensual Evolution (co-founder), and worked with many sacred sexuality and tantra teachers. He practices ashtanga yoga, is a licensed massage therapist, and loves to give massage incorporating the elements of lomi lomi, thai, cranial sacral and pelvic release techniques in a process that is deeply empowering and transformative.  He also provides conscious sensuality coaching via phone/email/in person.  He founded the Kipuka Temple Community, where he has provided a framework of sensual living involving beautiful spaces, permaculture gardens, sustainable living, spiritual cultivation, and perhaps most importantly - a community grounded in conscious communication and intimacy building.


Crystal Dawn



Dez speaks about the ISTA transition

Talks and Workshops


Back by popular demand, the ISTA World Tour delivers updated talks on the inspirational ...

Traversing the Cutting Edge of Sacred Sexual Shamanism:  Baba Dez shares foundational information with energetic transmissions and exercises for presencing, activation, and integration of Sacred Sexual Energy. 
Sex Magic - Manifesting your Deepest Desires:  Baba Dez will share foundational information, tools, and support for reclaiming and activating the Emotional Body.  This is the Divine Feminine or in shamanic terms, the engine of manifestation. 
Baba Dez and the ISTA Faculty are available on the entire tour for private sessions, (inquire for details)
To book and schedule your sessions contact the local city host or Please call 928-282-8511  - or email:


The ISTA Conferences of Sexuality & Consciousness have been a magical gathering place for like-minded healing arts practitioners and educators.  Each new location offers diverse yet intimate opportunities to weave with your community and share best practices amongst your peers.


The ISTA trainings offer deep insight into the realm of sexual healing, consciousness and expanded awareness of life force in our energy bodies.  Through a variety of techniques for emotional release and bringing balance to the masculine and feminine aspects of our selves, ISTA trainings offer a solid foundation from which practitioners and educators can utilize in their own practices as healers.